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The nuclear agreement with Iran has been dragging on for several months now without any indication of an agreement until now. Again and again were reported by the mainstream media that an agreement is imminent. But this was probably only an attempt to calm down to influence the trade in crude oil.
The indirect talks between Iran and the U.S. have already begun in November last year.
Now Iran has imposed another round of sanctions on Americans after already sanctioning 51 Americans in January and 24 more in April.
On Saturday, 61 more Americans were added to the sanctions list, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The sanctions allow Iran to seize any assets these individuals have. Since these individuals are not expected to have assets in Iran, the move is seen as symbolic.